June 15, 2022

Celebrate Juneteenth in the Pittsburgh Region

Several organizations in the Pittsburgh area are hosting Juneteenth celebrations this weekend.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture.


Pittsburgh Juneteenth Freedom Day

Pittsburgh will celebrate the Western Pennsylvania Juneteenth Homecoming Celebration June 17-19 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Point State Park and Market Square. This free, family-friendly event is a Celebration of all Cities and Boroughs in Allegheny County and will feature African American Culture Education, speakers, live music, and local vendors. Details are online.

Juneteeth Carnival Jubilee

Join Focus on Renewal for a community celebration on Saturday, June 20, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Entertainment includes performances, music, vendors, free children’s activities, games, and more. Details are on the Focus on Renewal website.

Swissvale Celebrates Juneteenth

This year, the Juneteenth Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 8 p.m. at Les Getz Memorial Park from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 18th. Activities will include music, vendors, a local artist exhibition and a writing contest. Learn More.

Juneteenth Makers Market

Bakery Square is hosting a Juneteenth Makers Market on Sunday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to feature the art and voices of the black community.

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Macedonia FACE Book Jam

The Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc. event will be on Monday, June 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Thelma Lovette YMCA Gymnasium and will feature a DJ, family prizes and activities, and books and school supplies for children of all ages. Learn more.